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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Professor of Criminology


  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany (Criminal Justice)
  • M.A., State University of New York at Albany (Criminal Justice)
  • M.Ed., Oklahoma City University (Education)

Teaching Specialties

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Police and Society
  • Social Statistics
  • Graduate seminar in Juvenile Delinquency
  • Women and Criminal Justice
  • Institutional and Community Corrections

Research Interests

  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Policing
  • Life-Course Explanations of Criminal Offending and Desistance
  • Religion and Desistance

Recent Awards

Winner of the 2013 Richard J. Terrill Paper of the Year Award, for the article titled “The role of the state on cross-national homicide rates,” which was published in the International Criminal Justice Review in 2013, 23, (3), 252-279 (Co-authored with Rollin Tusalem). Awarded in February, 2014.


Dr. Chu received her Ph.D. from State University of New York at Albany. Her research interests lie in religion and desistance, comparative policing, and immigrants' perceptions of the police. Her scholarly work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Internal Criminal Justice Review, Asian Journal of Criminology, Women and Criminal Justice, Family and Society and Police Quarterly. She teaches criminology, criminal justice and policing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Doris Chu

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3276
F: (870) 972-3694


Building: International Student Center
Room: 211

Alternative Contact

Nicole Wright
P: (870) 972-3225